2010-2011 Reading Series

Margo_RabbMargo Rabb
Fiction Reading

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Wendell Will Room
5:30 p.m.            

Margo Rabb is the author of the novel Cures for Heartbreak, which was named one of the best books of the year by Kirkus and Booklist. Her short stories and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, Zoetrope, One Story, Seventeen, Mademoiselle, Best New American Voices, New Stories from the South, and elsewhere, and have been broadcast on National Public Radio. She received the grand prize in the Zoetrope fiction contest, first prize in The Atlantic Monthly fiction contest, first prize in the American Fiction contest, and a PEN Syndicated Fiction Project Award. Her new novel, Mad, Mad Love, will be published in Spring 2012. A New York City native, she now lives in Austin, Texas. Visit her online at www.margorabb.com.

There will be a reception and book signing immediately after the reading.

Sponsored by the English Department and the Stockwell-Mudd Library.

 


 

Kevin_McFadden1Kevin McFadden
Poetry Reading

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Bobbitt Auditorium
5:30 p.m.  

Kevin McFadden is the author of Hardscrabble, an inaugural selection of the VQR Poetry Series (University of Georgia Press, 2008). Winner of the Fellowship of Southern Writers George Garrett Award and the Erskine J. Poetry Prize, he has had poems appear in Poetry, American Letters & Commentary, Denver Quarterly, Fence and The Antioch Review. McFadden is currently the Chief Operating Officer of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.

There will be a reception and book signing immediately after the reading.

Sponsored by the English Department and the Stockwell-Mudd Library.

 


 

Josh_Weil_by_Ben_WeilJosh Weil
Fiction Reading

Monday, November 8, 2010

Wendell Will Room
5:30 p.m.            

A New York Times Editors Choice selection, Josh Weil's first book, The New Valley, has received the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from The American Academy of Arts and Letters; the New Writers Award from the GLCA; and a "5 Under 35" Award from the National Book Foundation. Weil's short fiction and nonfiction have appeared in numerous journals including Granta and The New York Times, and since earning his MFA from Columbia University, he has received a Fulbright grant, a Tickner Fellowship from Gilman School, a Writer's Center Emerging Writer Fellowship, the Dana Award in Portfolio, and fellowships from the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers' Conferences.  Born in the Blue Ridge Mountains of rural Virginia to which he returned to write The New Valley novellas, Josh Weil is currently the fall 2010 writer-in-residence at The James Merrill House in Stonington, Connecticut, where he is at work on a novel.

There will be a reception and book signing immediately after the reading.

Sponsored by the English Department and the Stockwell-Mudd Library.

 


Diana Joseph
Creative Nonfiction ReadingDiana Joseph

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wendell Will Room
5:30 p.m.

Diana Joseph is the author of the short story collection Happy or Otherwise (Carnegie Mellon UP  2003) and the memoir I'm Sorry You Feel That Way:  the Astonishing But True Story of a Daughter, Sister, Slut, Wife, Mother, and Friend to Man and Dog (Putnam 2009.)  Her work has appeared in Threepenny Review, River Teeth, Willow Springs, Best Sex Writing 2010, Country Living, Marie Claire, and elsewhere, and has been noted for distinction in Best American Short Stories, Best American Essays and The Pushcart Prize.  She teaches in the MFA program at Minnesota State University, Mankato. 

There will be a reception and book signing immediately after the reading.

Sponsored by the English Department and the Stockwell-Mudd Library.